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800 2014 CATS C2 (C UW Wiedemeyer) 106Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is comprised of thirty four islands. Saint Vincent is the largest island located at 13°15’ N latitude, and 61°1’ W longitude. It has the most rugged terrain of the island grouping with the highest point at 1234m at the top of the La Soufriere Mountain found within the central range. La Soufriere is also an active volcano which last erupted in 1979. South of Saint Vincent is Bequia and further south are the islands of Mustique, Union Island, Canouan, Palm Island and Mayreau. These are all inhabited, unlike the Tobago Cays which is a grouping of 5 uninhabited islands. Unlike St. Vincent, the other islands have a more gentle topography and limited surface water. The University of the West Indies Seismic Centre notes that the islands rocks are volcanic in origin, namely andesites, basaltic-andesites and xenoliths.
Saint Vincent has an average annual rainfall of 3800mm in the central mountain area and around 2000mm on the coast. The average yearly temperature is 27°C. The rainy season is from May to October.

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Volcano

  • New Intervention brochures published by CATS  
  • Information Sharing on Low-Chemical Agricultural Practices Supported by Ministries of Agriculture and Community Organisations of the OECS under the CATS Programme Saint Lucia has been conducting many training sessions on non-chemical use within the agricultural sector.  These have been facilitated by Agronomist, Thaddeus Constantine of the Ministry of Agriculture.  Several private and public sector entities within the State have also benefitted from the technical expertise of Mr. Quint Odlum, on the installation and application of biogas ...
  • Environmental Awareness and Communications Training From November 16 to 20, 2015, the CATS-Programme organized an Environmental Awareness and Communications Training in Saint Vincent. 20 participants from the Communications Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Industry, Forestry & Fisheries, and other institutions participated at the one week training sessions. The team of trainers – Candice Ramessar and Carolyn Walcott ...
  • Congratulation – 35 Reef Check Certifications in Underwater Monitoring Achieved in the CATS2 MMAs CATS2 February – April 2014 The aim of this succession of five CATS2-supported National REEF Check Training and Certification Courses was to build capacity in underwater monitoring of coral reefs in five (5) Marine Managed Areas (MMA) in Dominica (DOM), Grenada (GDA), Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN), Saint Lucia (SLU), and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). ...
  • CATS 2 – Congratulations – Five Successful National LOF-SAP Conferences for Sustainable Management of MMAs … what a title National Policy Conferences on the Strategic Action Plans for the Improvement of the National Legal and Organisational Frameworks (SAP-LOF) for the Sustainable Management of Marine Managed Areas In short: National SAP-LOF Conferences. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 14th April 2015 Dominica – 30th April 2015 7th May 2015 – Grenada Saint Lucia – 12th May 2015 Saint Vincent ...
  • CATS 2 Video Documentary on Strategies for Sustainable Financial Management of Marine Managed Areas MMA published https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkazsthSScs&feature=youtu.be 16-21 June 2014 The successful workshop initiated the preparation of the MMA Management Plans, the cornerstone of sustainable financial management and an important milestone in the operational plans of each country MMA. The workshop was attended by 35 participants from the MMAs in the 5 countries and partner organisations closely involved marine resource management. These included, in ...
  • Press Release February 2015 – RISE TO THE CHALLANGE The German Development Cooperation (GIZ), and the Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) jointly operate the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Programme (CATS) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CARICOM. CATS advocates a ‘ridge-to-reef’ approach to foster both the conservation of marine ...
  • Five financing and assistance agreements signed in 2013! In 2013, several bankable infrastructure projects were quickly identified through successful collaboration with selected partners in three of the eight member states. A total of five financing and assistance agreements were signed for these projects. The project focuses on improving the supply of drinking water and environmentally-friendly sanitary solutions. In addition to increasing climate resilience by ...

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pdf CATS 1 Report SVG WORKSHOP 2015 Environmental Awareness and Communications Training, Nov 16-20, 2015
CATS/giz 2015
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